July 24, 2015

Education: the Key to Health and Success for Foster Youth

| By Carlene Ervin | This week’s post is written by HIP’s Social Media, Research, and Data Collection Summer Intern, Carlene Ervin. She is a sophomore at Yale University and a resident of Oakland, CA.  Since I was five, my foster mom told me I would go to college. She […]
June 1, 2015

What Happens to a Dream Deferred?

| By Rachel Davis | This week’s blog is a repost by Rachel Davis of Prevention Institute. She links efforts to prevent injury and death due to violence to many of the policy issues that we research at HIP, including incarceration, economic security, education, and housing policy. The article was […]
May 14, 2015

Helping Communities Break The Cycle And Regain Their Power

| By Ronald Day | Today’s guest blog post is by Ronald Day, Associate Vice President of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy (DRCPP), The Fortune Society. It was originally published by fortunesociety.org.  I dropped out of high school in the 9th grade. A substantial number of teenagers in my […]
May 12, 2015

Turning on the TAP: How Returning Access to Tuition Assistance for Incarcerated People Improves the Health of New Yorkers

| By Lili Farhang | Today, Human Impact Partners, the Education from the Inside Out Coalition, and our partners are excited to release a report that examines an often-overlooked aspect of providing college education for people in prison. Turning on the TAP: How Returning Access to Tuition Assistance for Incarcerated […]
May 11, 2015

Public Health and Criminal Justice: Shared Root Causes

| By Jasmine D. Graves | Today’s guest blog is by Jasmine D. Graves MPH, Special Assistant, Office of the Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene As the public health community focuses on the root causes of ill health and inequities, there is a growing recognition […]
May 8, 2015

College Education in Prison: Why it’s a Smart Choice for Everyone

| By Marsha Weissman | Today’s guest blog post is written by by Marsha Weissman, Executive Director of Center for Community Alternatives and Sandy Lane, Professor of Public Health and Anthropology, Syracuse University “In 1994, college education programs flourished in New York State – there were 23 colleges awarding degrees […]
May 1, 2015

Education is a human right: Opportunity to follow international law

| By Fred Patrick | Today’s guest blog post is written by Fred Patrick, Director on Center on Sentencing and Corrections, Vera Institute of Justice. International laws declare education to be an inherent human right. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Covenant on Economics, Social and Cultural […]
April 17, 2015

Saving New Yorkers Money by Turning on the TAP for Learning

| By Soffiyah Elijah | Today’s guest blog post is written by Soffiyah Elijah, Executive Director of the Correctional Association of New York.  Currently, there is a ban in New York State on incarcerated people receiving financial assistance from the Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) to pursue higher education while in […]